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Quitting Exercise

Monday, July 08, 2013

I am not exercising anymore... I don't like to "exercise" - It makes me feel like I should be wearing leg warmers, a sweat band and a neon pink leotard. I am now going to refer to it as training. When I refer to it as training, it makes me feel more tough. It makes me feel bad ass. So... no more exercise, training only.

Besides, you don't exercise to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse, you train!

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BILL60 7/9/2013 8:04AM

    Sounds like a plan. Hang tough and be "Bad-Ass".

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RUNNINGAL425 7/9/2013 7:23AM

    Leg warmers........haven't thought about them in ages...hope I forget them again....yikes!

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NAYPOOIE 7/8/2013 6:47PM

    I like it! I think I'll start training.

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KNITTY_JESS 7/8/2013 5:36PM

    Love the mindset.

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OOLALA53 7/8/2013 4:33PM

    When I was little, my parents would sometimes give other names to foods I professed to dislike, and then I would eat them! Mindset can make a big difference.

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KNH771 7/8/2013 12:38PM

    You made me laugh out loud! emoticon Train well...

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PATTYR81 7/8/2013 10:36AM

    Hmmmmm. I LOVE neon pink! Neon colors MOTIVATE me!

You've helped me envision myself as a bad-ass trainer in a neon pink (or neon green) racer back work out top and black shorts. With the coordinating sneakers of course! emoticon


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BARCONIUS 7/8/2013 8:42AM

    There used to be a store on my way home called Zombie PX. Lots of survivalist gear and a sense of humor. Keep getting ready!

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/8/2013 7:50AM

    You know something about an upcoming Zombi invasion I don't?
I do agree, athletes like you don't work out or exercise or get their constitutional. They train, hard!
Good for you, you worked for every bit of success you are enjoying!
Bless you!

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CBLENS 7/8/2013 7:16AM

    training does sound better than exercising.

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THROOPER62 7/8/2013 6:42AM

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NYARAMULA 7/8/2013 3:16AM

    Enjoy your training!

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CHRISTASP 7/8/2013 3:07AM

    Good point.

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FITFRIT 7/8/2013 2:11AM

    I like this, and I'm going to train to be more bad ass too!

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ANDYLIN90 7/8/2013 1:35AM

    I liked this blog, especially about training for the zombies!

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ALICIA214 7/8/2013 12:25AM


Sounds like a plan. emoticon emoticon


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Saturday, July 06, 2013

I hate trying to come up with Blog titles. I just don't have one for today.

I am working a 13 hour overnight shift. It is my day off and I am working extra because I want the overtime. I am getting a new tattoo next month, and I need the extra cash to pay for it. It isn't going to be little either. It is a coverup of one I already have and it will most likely turn out to be a half sleeve. I figure it isn't going to be cheap, so I need all the extra cash I can get.

My co-worker decided he didn't want tomorrow's extra shift, so, I picked it up too. The wonderful thing is I will get off work on Monday morning at 7:00 am. I have PC Fit at 10:00 and a Dr's appt at 11:30. Lucky for me, my doctor takes forever, so I will be able to catch a nap while I wait. Most likely a few hour one. I am ok with that. I thought about canceling my appointment, and taking PC Fit at 5:30 that evening, but I am not sure what the cancellation policy is. I think it is 24 hours, but I am sure they would make an exception if I told them I was called into work. Then again, I would have to stay up anyway and wait for the office to open, so I might as well just go.

Anyway, not much else to report - hope all of my Spark Friends are having an excellent weekend!

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DSCROW 7/7/2013 9:36AM

    Praying you energy and a hedge of protection through out this busy exhausting weekend. Get yourself some make up sleep after that doctor's visit.

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/7/2013 9:32AM

    Wow, I hate staying up when I am tired!
What is the tattoo of, that you have fallen out of love with?
Hope it comes out great for you!
I like my skin plain old boring inkless.
I do know that a new tat makes a tat person very happy. I do like that black and grey star you posted about a while ago, don't know where it is.

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CBLENS 7/7/2013 8:39AM

    yes, hope you can post a picture of the new tattoo.

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KNITTY_JESS 7/6/2013 11:47PM

    You'll have to post tattoo pics wen it's done. Coverups can be amazing.

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KIMBERLY19732 7/6/2013 11:01PM

    It is hard to come up with blog titles. Most of mine are something like "Thursday"

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Seriously McDonalds? What the????

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Yesterday the library director bought me a Frape from McDonalds - it was yummy! You know, I should have looked at the calories before I consumed it... Holy crow it was almost 600 calories!! 600! That is more than half of my food allotment! Holy wow! Lesson learned! and then some! The good news is it didn't make me sick. Yay?

I went to PC Fit again this morning - I had an AWESOME time! I love it! There are a few different options I can do as far as paying for it and they are...

1. $100/month w/ a 1 year commitment
2. $135/month w/ no commitment
3. $100 "punch card" good for 6 classes

I think I am going to do option 3 for right now because... I have an appointment scheduled on August 13th to get some work done to my tattoo. Basically, I am getting a half sleeve done. I won't be able to do the class for at least 2 weeks. After my tattoo is healed I am going to go with option #1. I just don't see paying the $100 for august when I am not going to get a full month in. The card will work better until I am healed.

I went to support group tonight. We were supposed to discuss how to set up a good walking program, but we got a new Coordinator, so we just had an open forum. I think I like this new girl. She is really nice, knowledgeable and straight forward. I don't think she agrees with how I do some things, but we all have to do what works for us. Plus, i don't think she is used to dealing with someone who so balls to the walls about fitness.

I went to the library today, I tanned... cooked. All in all life is good.

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DSCROW 7/5/2013 9:43PM

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PATTYR81 7/4/2013 9:47AM

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I like how you reason things out!!!

AND your courage to stick to your guns! (arm guns included :)

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BILL60 7/4/2013 9:18AM

    Attitude is 50% for me and you seem to already be there. Hang tough!!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/4/2013 1:01AM

    Hope it goes good for you!

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KNITTY_JESS 7/4/2013 12:22AM

    Love tattoos!

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/3/2013 11:58PM

    That sounds like happiness. I am so impressed with your new obsession! Seriously cool!

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MICKEYMAX 7/3/2013 11:30PM

    Good for you - working out your options and what is best!

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PC Fit!!

Monday, July 01, 2013

My alarm went off at 7:30 this morning. I heard it raining outside and did NOT want to get out of bed. PC Fit class didn't start until 10:00, but I wanted to be up early, eat breakfast and make sure my food was settled before going to class.

I went to the gym, stashed my bags in a locker and went for it. There were a lot of people in the class today, so that was super exciting! About three minuets into the class, I realized I had nothing to be nervous about! I was fitting in just fine! I wasn't the fittest person there, but there were lots of girls who were about the same level as myself!

I did have to modify a few things (but just slightly - burpees...) and instead of running a few of the laps, I used them to recover, but I did the class, and I think I did pretty dang good!

After that I headed to the library to volunteer. A lady was supposed to show up and do a craft project with the teens, but "forgot to write it down" and never showed. Luckily, the director had picked up a few "make your own lip gloss pots" kits and had a bunch of temporary henna tattoos so I was able to run the teen program today. The girls and I had a lot of fun tattooing each other and making pink lip gloss.

Oh, in case anyone is interested, here is the link to the info page about PC Fit

After the library, I went to fake and bake, then came home and did some batch cooking for the boyfriend's dinners for the next 4 days. I made him BBQ Chicken w/ some kind of nasty pasta stuff from a bag and Spaghetti w/ meat sauce (made with sweet italian sausage)
He will eat that for the next four days - alternating what he has on which day. I have given up trying to feed him better. He just won't eat it. I feel bad feeding him "nasty pasta from a bag" but he won't eat anything else. It is worse than feeding a kid sometimes!

All in all, it has been a good day and I feel pretty accomplished!

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KELSEY65 7/3/2013 8:20PM

    I know what you mean about nasty stuff. My DH still eats terrible take out food all the time :(

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BRADMILL2922 7/2/2013 11:36PM

    Good for you! Keep it up! That was nice of you to do all that cooking!

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KNH771 7/2/2013 4:57PM

    Your boyfriend is blessed to have someone who'll go through the effort of cooking for him! Good for you for not snacking on it (although nasty pasta in a bag doesn't sound horribly appetizing emoticon ). Great about the class too!

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PATTYR81 7/2/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon !!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/2/2013 2:19AM

    Told you! You are an athlete, you eat PC Fit for breakfast! Or will in a couple of weeks.
Good for you, Girlfriend!
PC fit looks a lot like what DH does on cardio days at MMA

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COCK-ROBIN 7/1/2013 9:11PM

    You're doing good.

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DENACARPER 7/1/2013 9:08PM

    great job, keep up the fantastic work!

Dena emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 7/1/2013 9:02PM

    Way to go!!

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The Peanut Butter Jar

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am thinking the peanut butter jar may have to go. Lately I have been craving it in the worst kind of way, and a tablespoon or two is not satisfying the craving. I just want to eat gobs and gobs of it. It is almost an uncontrollable urge. I know there is nothing wrong with Peanut butter, and if I can stick to a serving it is a great way to add healthy fats to my nutrition plan but when I can't stick to the serving size, it is a problem. At 210 calories a serving (Smucker's Natural) I can't "afford" to be eating gobs of it. That is an easy way to blow my calorie budget not only for the day, but for the week.

I wonder if my body is missing something? I emailed Angie (my Holistic Nutritionist) and asked her what she thought about it. I haven't heard back from her yet, but then again it is only 9:30 on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't even be up this early, except I have to work.

I think I am going to take the plunge and go for PC Fit tomorrow morning at 10:00. I am pretty nervous and very intimidated. I keep reminding myself that everyone has to start somewhere, and I can always modify the things I need to. The good thing is the exercise circuit is based on time, not reps. So, I can do less reps and give myself more recovery time at first if needed. Still nervous though...

So far work is pretty ok, but I still have to be here 10 more hours so we shall see...

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KELSEY65 7/3/2013 8:23PM

    My thing lately has been avocado. I love peanut butter too, maybe if you had it in a protein shake or us the PB2 in a shake it might help.

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PATTYR81 7/1/2013 2:05PM

    I also have occasional cravings for peanut butter. For me I've learned that it's best to satisfy it when I REALLY want it by having 1/4 toasted bagel with butter and 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter. If I deny myself, my little craving turns into a monster compulsion to eat fat-full foods until I'm over stuffed.

99.9% of the time I eat fat/sugar free, so I'm thinking it's my body's way of telling me I need some fat. (I know- WHAT A CONCEPT!) emoticon

Oh Yeah: I DO have to ban my siren-song foods from my home and life. For me, it's crackers. I'll eat them until I throw up. emoticon emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 7/1/2013 12:47AM

    Sometimes we just have foods like that in our lives. PNB is one of those for me as well. I get a taste of it and I want to eat half the jar! Like you said, in moderation, PNB is great but if you eat a bunch, it isn't good for you with all the calories!

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SCHUBERTR1 6/30/2013 6:56PM

  It's critical to get real about 'trigger' foods. if you can't safely have it in the house it's got to go. your willpower will never win. Why make it more difficult for yourself?

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KARRENLYNN 6/30/2013 5:29PM

    Hi Cortney,

I can totally relate to the gobs of peanutbutter. I don't know what it means, but I ran across an option you might be interested in.


They sell PB2 peanutbutter. 2 TB is 45 calories. Not sure if it's more or less expensive, but I've heard good things about it. Comes in chocolate too.

Hope this helps you,


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MAW_OH 6/30/2013 2:55PM

    Keep up the good work. Sorry you have this peanut butter craving,, I'd be interested in your nutritionists reply.


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CBLENS 6/30/2013 12:06PM

    Not sure what PC Fit is but good luck.

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KNITTY_JESS 6/30/2013 12:06PM

    There might be another all natural peanut butter option.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/30/2013 10:31AM

    You're doing great! emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/30/2013 10:06AM

    PC Fit is a wonderful plan. You will not be the least fit person there, that would be impossible.
Have a lovely time!

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